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by The Nashville Plumber on May 9, 2013

Does Your Sump Pump Need Maintenance?

 

The most obvious sign that your sump pump is in need of maintenance is if it begins to make an odd noise, or ceases to function. Sometimes pumps simply need to be oiled, but in some cases the noise is the first indication of mechanical failure. If the sump pump ceases to function, this isn’t always a clear indication of mechanical failure, the problem could be electrical. Getting the exact cause of the noise or failure to function diagnosed and repaired in an expedient manner is critical in keeping your cost down. A service technician will carefully test and inspect the sump pump and advise you on any necessary repairs, as well as discussing cost and any viable product options you may have.Another sign your sump pump may need maintenance or replacement is inadequate performance. This can be caused by inferior mechanical performance, or increased demand. The make and model you have may have been sufficient in the past, but in changing environmental conditions, it may no longer meet the demand. If your sump pump is old, even if it’s operating properly, it may still need maintenance. As technology advances, upgrades and design changes have made sump pumps more reliable, smaller, and more energy efficient. In some cases, older models may require routine valve or switch replacement. A service technician can access your need, review the model you’re currently using, and confirm it’s continued efficiency or recommend an upgrade.

Odd noises, age of the sump pump and inadequate overall performance, are all signs that indicate the possible need of maintenance. Routine maintenance can extend the life of a sump pump, and ensure it’s continued function and efficiency for years to come. Don’t wait to have your sump pump serviced until it ceases to function, possibly when you need it the most. If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, now is the time to call a service technician for proper diagnosis and repair. From simple maintenance procedures to full unit replacement, a service technician can advise you on the best course of action for your needs and budget.

Having issues with your sump pump? Need a reliable plumber in Nashville? Contact Green Hills Plumping at (615) 866-1917 and make an appointment today!

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